Grapefruit Market Overview in Middle East
In value terms, grapefruit production reached $ in estimated in export prices. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +% from 2007 to ; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2012 with an increase of % y-o-y. The level of production peaked at $ in 2014; however, from 2015 to , production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The countries with the highest volumes of grapefruit production in were Turkey ( tonnes), Israel ( tonnes) and Iran ( tonnes), with a combined % share of total production. Syrian Arab Republic lagged somewhat behind, accounting for a further %.
From 2007 to , the biggest increases were in Syrian Arab Republic, while grapefruit production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In , the average yield of grapefruits in the Middle East totaled tonnes per ha, standing approx. at 2019. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +% from 2007 to ; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012 with an increase of % against the previous year. The level of yield peaked in and is likely to continue growth in years to come. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In , the total area harvested in terms of grapefruits production in the Middle East stood at ha, remaining stable against the year before. In general, the harvested area, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when the harvested area increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to grapefruit production attained the maximum at ha in 2015; however, from 2016 to , the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.
The value of the grapefruit market in the Middle East contracted significantly to $ in , which is down by -% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In general, consumption, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2012 when the market value increased by % y-o-y. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $. from 2013 to , the growth of the market failed to regain the momentum.
From 2007 to , the most notable rate of growth in terms of grapefruit consumption, amongst the leading consuming countries, was attained by Saudi Arabia, while grapefruit consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, the largest grapefruit markets in the Middle East were Israel ($), Iran ($) and Turkey ($), with a combined % share of the total market. These countries were followed by Syrian Arab Republic, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, which together accounted for a further %.
In terms of the main consuming countries, Saudi Arabia saw the highest growth rate of market size, over the period under review, while grapefruit market for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
The countries with the highest levels of grapefruit per capita consumption in were Israel ( kg per person), Syrian Arab Republic ( kg per person) and Iran ( kg per person).
From 2007 to , the biggest increases were in Saudi Arabia, while grapefruit per capita consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.